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Monday, April 23, 2012

CS Designs Artwork and Challenge


Woohoo!  I was one of the top 3 over at the Art with no boundaries challenge!!  Thank you Chris and your awesome DTs. :-)

I hope your Monday is going well.   I would like to share a couple creations I made using the artwork from CS Designs.  I think of the designs that Chris (The C in "CS designs) creates as artwork, because you could easily hang them in your home or office.  They are truly gorgeous works of art. 

Here's my creations...

This card I made using Arty Expression 4 and will enter in their Recycle, Re-purpose and Re-Invent challenge.  I made the card using the usuallycardstock and dp; however, while cleaning my kitchen I came across these round things (I think they are washers) and thought they would be cool to add to a card.  Soooo, I added them to my card and I think it gives it a kind of industrial look.  Cool, eh?  I will definitely be using the rest of them on other projects because they did come in handy.

This project actually was adapted from a project my Supervisor showed me.  I like to challenge myself and see if I can duplicate it with a twist.  The twist is that I added a velcro closer on it.  I will be entered this creation in the Art with no boundaries challenge with the Anything Goes them.  I used the gorgeous "Solitaire Mummyfied/Ribbons" design from CS Designs for this project.  I love the intensity of the eyes (in both images). 

I must say that I love working with Chris' artwork, because it has such diversity and beauty to it.  I could honestly work with the same images on a daily basis and come up with several different creations.  If you haven't ever worked with her art, then you should give them a try.  They are reasonably priced and you can do so much with them.  I get easily bored sometimes If I am working with the same type of image; however, that will never be the case with these images they are too diverse.  *Note:  This is my personal opinion. d I wasn't paid to make this comment. lol*

You probably noticed that none or very little Copics was used on these projects.  Instead, I used a technique I call "Digital Masking."  I wanted  to add color to certain parts of the images so I masked certain areas.  I will show you how I did this in a quick tutorial.  I will try to get it posted later this evening.  (I'm headed to the Doctor's office right now.)

Why not join me for one or both challenges?!!  You'll have a blast.  Also, you will get to see what her talented DTs do with her artwork as well as herself.  Amazing stuff !!

Bonus Question response:  LOL...hmmm the strangest thing I was hoarding were the washers.  It's funny because I didn't know what they were.  I decided to use them on this card with twine because of industrial/techy look of them.  I imagine coloring them next time. 
Thanks for looking and commenting!

Now get to creating...

Remember:  There are no mistakes in cardmaking, only opportunities for creativity!


  1. Fabulous cards you made for both challenges, so thanks for joining us at Art with No Boundaries and Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent! =)
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  2. Candy your cards for both the Recycle, Re-Pirpose & Re-Invent Challenge and the Art With No Boundaries challenges are just fantastic!! Love the "washers" on your Arty Expression card. And your Mummyfied card is perfect - I can't wait to see your "tutorial"!! Thanks for joining and I agree that you can never get bored with CS Designs!!

  3. Candy, I love both your projects, they are both so different yet both are stunning. I like the way you strung the washers on your card, you are right it looks very industrial and even a bit techie. Hold on to the rest of the washers for a bit because we have something planed for an upcoming recycle challenge which will be a perfect use for them. Thank you for sharing your wonderful pieces on both our Art With No Boundaries and the Recycle, Re-Purpose and Re-Invent. It's always such a pleasure when you share your work with up.

    I also want to add that I am both honoured and humbled by the lovely comments you made about my Art, this was so gracious of you and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  4. Too cool on both of them! Fantastically different looks and you've done a great job showing off her art work!


  5. Hi Candy, Congratulations, on being chosen as one of our Featured Artists for April in our Anything Goes challenge at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent. You will find your entry showcased on our right-hand sidebar. Please visit our blog and download your Featured Artist Logo
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  6. Congratulatiosn for being one of our featured artists at Recycle, Re-Purpose & Re-Invent! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  7. Hi Candy, Congratulations!!! Your entry was selected in our Anything Goes challenge on Art With No Boundaries and will be featured on our side bar until our next challenge is posted. You can download an updated featured logo to display on your blog from our challenge blog.

    Thank you for playing in our challenge and sharing your project with us. Hope to see you play with us again.
    :) Chris / CS Designs


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